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What is Electrical conductivity?

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January 04, 2013 10:29AM

Electrical conductivity is the measure of a material accommodates the transport of electric charge. Its SI derived unit is the siemens per metre, (A2s3m−3kg−1) (named after Werner von Siemens) or, more simply, Sm−1. It is the ratio of the current density to the electric field strength or, in more practical terms, is equivalent to the electrical conductance measured between opposite faces of a 1-metre cube of the material under test